Thursday, 05 August 2021

Finals Day at Henley Royal Regatta

Keep up to date with all the results and reaction from the day's racing at Henley Royal Regatta.

4.10 pm : This concludes racing for Henley Royal Regatta 2015. We hope you have found our coverage useful and will take a look at our videos and photos taken throughout the week.

4.00 pm : The last final of Henley Royal Regatta 2015 and Sir William Borlase's School race Nottingham Boat Club in the junior men's quads. This race could change these boys lives. As the last race of the day this will be a real fight. The quads are evenly matched along the island and into the booms they are stroke for stroke. At the 500m mark both crews are level with Borlase rating slightly lower than Nottingham. At Remenham Church Borlase make a move and try to edge a lead and put Nottingham under pressure. Borlase move to half a length up at the 1000m mark. Nottingham are chasing them down and staying in contact. At Upper Thames Borlase are still overlapped by Nottingham, as Nottingham put in a core 10, to claw back some lost distance. Into the enclosures Nottingham are still three quarters of a length down. These crews will be sprinting for the line. Both crews take the rate up with a little steering wobble form Nottingham. Borlase maintain their lead but Nottinghma are throwing everything at the line. Sir William Borlase crew beat Nottingham Boat Club by one and quarter lengths, 6min 44 seconds.

3.50 pm : The final of the Prince Albert Challenge Cup for University eights and Yale University, USA, race University of Washington, USA. Yale bulldogs dominated the eights race earlier today so the Washington crew will be pulling out all the stops to overturn Yale. At the 1000m mark the crews are level and it is stroke for stroke. The huskies of Washington move at Upper Thames and gain a length on Yale. This is going to the wire as both crews battle it out and push into the enclosures. Washington take the rate up again whilst Yale try to put in a sprint finish. This is blade to blade but the University of Washington prevail as they cross the finish line first, beating Yale by three quarters of a length.

3.40 pm : Leander or Leander? The final of the Prince of Wales Challenege Cup sees Leander race a Leander/Oxford Brookes composite. There is a small tweak in the steering but both crews get away clean. Leander heavyweights power on down the track as the composite drops to a length down. At Upper Thames Leander make a move again to move two lengths up and into enclosures they up the rate, holding the speed on the finish to take it home. The lightweight composite are taking it up as well but are not causing any issues for the heavier Lenader crew. Leander Club beat Leander and Oxford Brooks for win number 6 for Leander.

3.30 pm : The final of the Grand Challenge Cup between the German National squad and the GB squad. The clash of the Titans. The noise off the blocks is immense as the crews are stroke for stroke with a slight advantage to the Germans of one seat. The British eight are not letting go and and they put in a push at the 500m mark with a power ten on the legs - a big committment and they are man for man. Through the Barn Bar the GB crew have moved up on three seats and half a length. The British are eeking out a lead and they will want to make the other crew work, as both crews move to the middle of the course. At Upper Thames the GB squad have a one length lead. Will Satch will be wnjoying watching the back of the German bow man. This eight has two Olympic Champions and shows it's class coming into the enclosures. They power into the head wind and push the distance between the crews to two lengths. The crowds errupt in the grandstands as the GB eight cross the finish line first as the GB cox stands up in the boat. This was an immense performance on the current Olympic Champions.

Speaking to the Henley Standard Alex Gregory said: "It's great to win but we can't rest on it. The Germans are going to come back at us even harder next weekend at Lucerne. We made a move on them and then we just kept going. The improvements we've seen as a group are really pleasing and it's a really enjoyable project. The atmosphere here at Henley has been electric and it's great for the sport of rowing that they've got it on the BBC. It's putting our sport in the public eye and that's the right way to go!"

Will Satch added: "I'm exstatic! We didn't expect to get it by that much. I think it was just really great determination from the whole crew. It's not done yet though - we've got the rest of the season. We've got a lot of work to do. It's really nice to do it on your home turf with your girlfriend and mum and sister, here as well."

Whilst Phelan Hill, the cox of the crew, added: "It was a really, really good race and I really enjoyed that. It was great to see the Germans over here. I was thinking it was going to be a lot tougher but the second 500 we really committed to it.

3.20 pm : The most contentious final of last year as Tideway Scullers School challenge Molesey Boat Club for the Wyfold Cup. A balloon is taken off the water and passed to the stake boat boys, by the Molesey crew, as they wait for the Umpire to call the start. Both crews put in a clean fast start, with Molesey being warned by the Umpire as they move to the middle of the course. This doesn't phase them as they lead by a length at the start of the booms. The Molesey crew are quite short and could pay in the later stages of the race as Scullers stay in touch and then move up on the margin at Remenham Church. Into the 1000m mark and the crews move into their cruise speeds Scullers move again and draw to half a length down. Molesey react and push away again. Scullers make another puch coming up to Upper Thames, needing to maintain contact with Molesey. Molesey use the power in the middle of their boat to react and push away again, opening up clear water. Coming into enclosures and the noise increases as Scullers take the rate up to 38 and don't give up. Molesey move into the last 100m with a commanding lead and cross the finish line first. For the second year in a row Scullers come second as Molesey take the victory.

3.10 pm : The final of the Thames Challenge Cup as Thames Rowing Club 'A' take on Bayer Leverkusen of Germany. Thames get the better start but the Germans settle into a rhythm and both crews are side by side into the 500m mark. Both crews settle into a strong race pace with Thames moving a quarter of a length up as they come to the 1000m mark. They move again to a one length lead and through Upper Thames and Remenham Club they are lifted by the voice of the crowds, maintaining their advantage, keeping it long and powerful. They take the rate up a notch, and they move to two lengths lead, to come into enclosures with a clear lead. The rate goes up again and they are lifted by the noise of the grandstands in Stewards to take the Thames challenge cup from Bayer Leverkusen.

3.00 pm : Westminster School race St Paul's School for the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup. Westminster have had a fantastic year, being coached by Bill Mason from the Putney reach, and are racing St Pauls, coached by Bobby Thatcher who boat from Hammersmith. St Pauls come off their station on the start but have a quarter length lead as they come into the booms. The St Pauls crew move on Westminster at the 500m mark. Westminster don't let St Paul's slip and despite being half a length down have a strong rhythm and look like they could take it up. At the 1000m mark St Paul's try to pull out another crew member by taking it up one on the rate. At Upper Thames St Paul's move their advantage to clear water, but they are warned by the Umpire Matthew Pinsent. Coming up to enclosures St Paul's move away again, rowing long but still managing to take the rate up. St Paul's are warned again for their steering. Under a minute left and St Paul's school move away again to take the finish line first. The underdogs have overturned the favourites. Umpire Matthew Pinsent raises the red flag and is offering the Westminster crew to object. They don't and the result remains and St Paul's beat Westminster by a length and two thirds.

2.50 pm : The final of the Double Sculls and the British double from Leander, who lost to the French last year, are aiming to make it their year as they meet the lightweight double from South Africa. The Pretoria double adjust just as the Umpire says 'Are you ready' but there are no bells and both crews move fast along the island cleanly. Leander take an early lead, having a weight advantage into the head wind, Pretoria are not letting them walk away as they make a push at Remenham Church and the Barrier. The Leander double maintain a half length lead as they stay close to the booms. Both doubles rate 36 and at the 1000m mark Leander continue to lead from the South Africans who continue to fight along the course. Pretoria make a move at Upper Thames and close the gap between the boats. Leander react by takin gthe rate up. As they come to the enclosures and the last 2 minutes of the race, with Pretoria maintaining an overlap. Leander shorten up and take the rate up again. In front of the stands the crews are battling for the line, but Leander lift with the noise of the crowd and hang on to their lead. Leander Club beat the University of Pretoria crew of South Africa.

2.40 pm : The final of the Princes Royal Challenge Cup for women's single sculls, between Lisa Scheenaard of Holland and Maria Knapkova of the Czech Republic. Knapkova hopes to match Maria Brandens record of five wins at Henley. Both scullers get away cleanly and they move to the top of the island with Knapkova leading by half a length. Knapkova moves to a length clear water at the 500m mark with a long effective stroke. Both scullers are racing into a head wind and are keeping the rate solid. At Remenham Church Knapkova moves away, rating 32, and extends her lead to three lengths. Coming to the 1000m mark and the scullers are both keeping close to the middle of the course, as Knapkova keeps the power on. The conditions are bouncy and both scullers have to keep the concentration high and as they come into the enclosures Knapkova has a commanding lead over Scheenaarde, who has taken the rate up and moved up on her opponent but not enough to make a difference to the result. Knapkova beats Scheenaarde.

2.30 pm : The first final of the afternoon is for the Ladies' Plate, with Yale University, USA, racing University of Washington, USA. The Huskies against the Bulldogs there is real rivallry between these crews - east v west coast. The start is hard and fast as to be expected from these big guys, with a 19.03 for 6km ergo in the Washington crew. Yale open a half length lead into the booms whilst Washington settle into their rhythm. At Remenham Club Yale University maintain their lead. The Washington crew stay in touch coming to the 1000m mark as the crews remain bow to stern. There are 4 Americans and 4 international oarsmen in the Washington crew. Yale make another move at Upper Thames and move to a length clear water. Into the head wind and into the enclosures and the Washington crew know they have to take it home early to make the distance up. Yale respond and take the rate up. Washington raise the rate again but in front of the stands Yale maintain their lead. Yale cross the line first from Washington University in a time of 6 minutes 34 seconds. This was not Washingtons day.

1.10 pm : Ten more finals after the lunch break. Come back to read what happens in the Clash of the Titans that the final of the Grand Challenge cup should be.

1.00 pm : The Canadian National squad womens eight against the British National Squad crew in the final of the Remenham Challenge Cup. The British crew have a very fast start. This is a rematch with the Candians having previously won. At the start of the booms the GB crew lead. This is very much a race that is stroke for stroke. The Canadians don't like being down and put in a push at 500m explosively. The Canadian cox is warned by the Umpire as Western move towards the GB crew, and are forced to steer back to Bucks. At the 1000m mark the GB squad move again and stay bow to stern with the Canadians. The GB crew need ot make another move to get overlap to stay in the race. At Upper Thames the Canadians push and move to a clear water lead and start to move away. Coming to enclosures they maintain the lead and start their big finish and lift the rate, to take the applause. The Canadians cross the finish line first beating the GB squad. Not the best row for the British squad who had hoped for a closer contest.

Vicki Meyer-Laker, who rowed at 5 in GB Eight racing as a Leander/Imperial composite, which lost the Remenhem final:

"I think it's a very disappointing loss. We raced really well last week but we didn't get into our stride against them. It was hard to keep our nose in the race. We have a race to look forward as part of the World Cup in Lucerne next week where we can try to to put things right. The conditions here are difficult on parts of the course - it's a bit blustery but it's the same for both crews."



12.50 pm : The final of the Diamonds Challenge Cup between Mahe Drysdale against Gabor Csepregi. Drysdale is hoping to secure his fifth win in this event and was paddling this morning with Miles Forbes-Thomas chasing him and a fellow sculler down the tow path on a bike. The Hungarin rates 44 off the start with Drysdale underrating him, into the booms. Drysdale moves away having a weight advantage as the Hungarian has previously raced as a lightweight. Drusdale has a length of clear water at Remenham Church, showing his brutal power and length, that has allowed him to beat four previous contestants. Drysdale rates 30 and Csepregi 32 at the 1000m mark. Drysdale increases his rate to 21 as they pass Upper Thames obviously working through his own race plan and putting in a push. Drysdale is one of the greatest single scullers ever seen cruises into the enclosures and takes the applause from the stands. He is enjoying his fifth win in this event. Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand beats Gabor Csepregi of Hungary, by 4 lengths.

12.40 pm : A final that could be called a mismatch between the GB squad against the club crew of Molesey Boat Club. The GB squad moves away to a length clear water at the 500m mark. The Molesey crew stay in their race and put in a push at Remenham Church. The British squad power through to the 1000m mark with the distinctive size difference between the two boats being apparant, with Jess Layden who is the first GB Junior World Champion, stroking the boat. This is a race the GB squad will win easily but the Molesey crew should be congratulated on reaching the final. As they come through the stands the GB quad take the applause and take the rate down to glide towards the finish line. These are athletes who live or have lived around Henley training both at Leander and at Caversham. Imperial College/London/Leander/Tees beat Molesey Boat Club, easily in 7min 27secs.

12.30 pm : Race 7 and the national mens coxless four from Greece race a Leander/University of London composite for the Stewards Cup - will this race decide the Greek referendum? A real tussle between the two boats as there are steering issues and a lot of intervention from the Umpire. The heavier Leander composite keeps pushing into the the Greek crew past Upper Thames and maintain their lead over the Greel national crew. As they come into the enclosures they have to power on as the Greeks keep pressing. Leander are warned again for their steering.The composite take it up past the stands and power across the line. Leander beat the Greek national Sqaud by two lengths.

12.20 pm : The final of the Goblets & Nickells Challenge Cup with two British pairs who have been vying for places in the GB squad. University of London race the Leander/Molesey composite. Matt Langridge rates 41 and there is a little wobble with the steering in the Leander boat but they get clear water into the 500m marker (the second bench well known by local rowers). At Remenham Church they maintain the distance and also keep their boat towards the middle of the course. Richard Phelps, the Umpire warns the Leander pair as they keep pushing over into the line of the University of London crew. The two boats are rating stroke for stroke with the clear water distance being maintained as they pass Upper Thames. The Leander crew has moved into the Berks station again but the distance means they are not impeding though they are making it uncomfortable for the University of London Crew. The Leander crew have a clear lead as they pass the Stewards stands and the Leander/Molesey crew cross the finish line first. However, they have some stern words from the Umpire, Richard Stanhope, over their steering.

Matt Langridge after the Goblets:

Speaking to the Standard about the controversy immediately following the win, where he was taken to task by the umpire about his steering, he said: "The umpire felt I might have been doing it on purpose, but I wasn't. It wasn't a close race, I didn't need to do it on purpose. I just didn't steer the course as well as I could have done. I think maybe he felt we were being unsportsmanlike."

He continued: "It wasn't our best race. We didn't really get into our rhythm. We had a lot of steering issues so I take the responsibility for that. We were getting knocked about by the wash. It took the edge off the win a little bit. We were by far the quickest crew, but as we're the selected crew for Great Britain it was very much ours to lose."

12.10 pm : Sydney Rowing Club race Thames Rowing Club in the Britannia Rowing Cup for club coxed fours. Sydney get out of the blocks first and draw out clear water at Remenham church. This is a very strong Sydney crew who have shown their form throughout the week. Sydney have three lengths lead at the 1000m mark as they pass Old Blades and Fawley. Coming through to Upper Thames Sydney have a smooth rhythm and are washing Thames down, as they have moved towards the middle of the course. Thames are not capitulating but Sydney power through in front of the stands of Stewards having dominated the race from the start. They are delighted with the result having travelled across the globe to compete. The Thames squad tested themselves in a quality race.

Christian Felkel who coaches the men's quad has said: "It's always very difficult conditions here at Henley but you have deal with everything and get on with the race. I'm very impressed with the boys, they were quite aggressive but in the right kind of way. I'd told them beforehand about the windy conditions and the umpires were shouting at them, but you have to just deal with it and not let it affect your approach. The boys gave a mature performance and worked as a team. "Sometimes things can go wrong and we just have to try and overcome that." Alan StClair, who sat in the bow of the Leander/University of London composite mens coxless four:

"I was responsible for the steering and we said before [the race] that it was important for me to focus on that in the windy conditions and for the other boys just to focus on their rowing. I would say we got a fairly clean start. You know when you come to Henley, with the river traffic and a bit of wind, it can affect your race. We tried our best to develop our race and perform in the right way. Now we are looking forward to the rest of the season." 1.10 pm : Ten more finals after the lunch break. Come back to read what happens in the Clash of the Titans that the final of the Grand Challenge cup should be.

1.00 pm : The Canadian National squad womens eight against the British National Squad crew in the final of the Remenham Challenge Cup. The British crew have a very fast start. This is a rematch with the Candians having previously won. At the start of the booms the GB crew lead. This is very much a race that is stroke for stroke. The Canadians don't like being down and put in a push at 500m explosively. The Canadian cox is warned by the Umpire as Western move towards the GB crew, and are forced to steer back to Bucks. At the 1000m mark the GB squad move again and stay bow to stern with the Canadians. The GB crew need ot make another move to get overlap to stay in the race. At Upper Thames the Canadians push and move to a clear water lead and start to move away. Coming to enclosures they maintain the lead and start their big finish and lift the rate, to take the applause. The Canadians cross the finish line first beating the GB squad. Not the best row for the British squad who had hoped for a closer contest.

12.50 pm : The final of the Diamonds Challenge Cup between Mahe Drysdale against Gabor Csepregi. Drysdale is hoping to secure his fifth win in this event and was paddling this morning with Miles Forbes-Thomas chasing him and a fellow sculler down the tow path on a bike. The Hungarin rates 44 off the start with Drysdale underrating him, into the booms. Drysdale moves away having a weight advantage as the Hungarian has previously raced as a lightweight. Drusdale has a length of clear water at Remenham Church, showing his brutal power and length, that has allowed him to beat four previous contestants. Drysdale rates 30 and Csepregi 32 at the 1000m mark. Drysdale increases his rate to 21 as they pass Upper Thames obviously working through his own race plan and putting in a push. Drysdale is one of the greatest single scullers ever seen cruises into the enclosures and takes the applause from the stands. He is enjoying his fifth win in this event. Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand beats Gabor Csepregi of Hungary, by 4 lengths.

12.40 pm : A final that could be called a mismatch between the GB squad against the club crew of Molesey Boat Club. The GB squad moves away to a length clear water at the 500m mark. The Molesey crew stay in their race and put in a push at Remenham Church. The British squad power through to the 1000m mark with the distinctive size difference between the two boats being apparant, with Jess Layden who is the first GB Junior World Champion, stroking the boat. This is a race the GB squad will win easily but the Molesey crew should be congratulated on reaching the final. As they come through the stands the GB quad take the applause and take the rate down to glide towards the finish line. These are athletes who live or have lived around Henley training both at Leander and at Caversham. Imperial College/London/Leander/Tees beat Molesey Boat Club, easily in 7min 27secs.

12.30 pm : Race 7 and the national mens coxless four from Greece race a Leander/University of London composite for the Stewards Cup - will this race decide the Greek referendum? A real tussle between the two boats as there are steering issues and a lot of intervention from the Umpire. The heavier Leander composite keeps pushing into the the Greek crew past Upper Thames and maintain their lead over the Greel national crew. As they come into the enclosures they have to power on as the Greeks keep pressing. Leander are warned again for their steering.The composite take it up past the stands and power across the line. Leander beat the Greek national Sqaud by two lengths.

Alan StClair, who sat in the bow of the Leander/University of London composite mens coxless four:

"I was responsible for the steering and we said before [the race] that it was important for me to focus on that in the windy conditions and for the other boys just to focus on their rowing. I would say we got a fairly clean start. You know when you come to Henley, with the river traffic and a bit of wind, it can affect your race. We tried our best to develop our race and perform in the right way. Now we are looking forward to the rest of the season."

12.20 pm : The final of the Goblets & Nickells Challenge Cup with two British pairs who have been vying for places in the GB squad. University of London race the Leander/Molesey composite. Matt Langridge rates 41 and there is a little wobble with the steering in the Leander boat but they get clear water into the 500m marker (the second bench well known by local rowers). At Remenham Church they maintain the distance and also keep their boat towards the middle of the course. Richard Phelps, the Umpire warns the Leander pair as they keep pushing over into the line of the University of London crew. The two boats are rating stroke for stroke with the clear water distance being maintained as they pass Upper Thames. The Leander crew has moved into the Berks station again but the distance means they are not impeding though they are making it uncomfortable for the University of London Crew. The Leander crew have a clear lead as they pass the Stewards stands and the Leander/Molesey crew cross the finish line first. However, they have some stern words from the Umpire, Richard Stanhope, over their steering.

Matt Langridge after the Goblets:

Speaking to the Standard about the controversy immediately following the win, where he was taken to task by the umpire about his steering, he said: "The umpire felt I might have been doing it on purpose, but I wasn't. It wasn't a close race, I didn't need to do it on purpose. I just didn't steer the course as well as I could have done. I think maybe he felt we were being unsportsmanlike."

He continued: "It wasn't our best race. We didn't really get into our rhythm. We had a lot of steering issues so I take the responsibility for that. We were getting knocked about by the wash. It took the edge off the win a little bit. We were by far the quickest crew, but as we're the selected crew for Great Britain it was very much ours to lose."

12.10 pm : Sydney Rowing Club race Thames Rowing Club in the Britannia Rowing Cup for club coxed fours. Sydney get out of the blocks first and draw out clear water at Remenham church. This is a very strong Sydney crew who have shown their form throughout the week. Sydney have three lengths lead at the 1000m mark as they pass Old Blades and Fawley. Coming through to Upper Thames Sydney have a smooth rhythm and are washing Thames down, as they have moved towards the middle of the course. Thames are not capitulating but Sydney power through in front of the stands of Stewards having dominated the race from the start. They are delighted with the result having travelled across the globe to compete. The Thames squad tested themselves in a quality race.

12.09am: Our first crew with a local flavour - the GB Rowing Team's men's quad including Leander's Pete Lambert and Angus Groom - has won the Queen Mother Challenge Cup. Rowing as Leander Club and Agecroft Rowing club, they beat Rostocker Ruder-Club and Potsdamer Ruder-Gesellschaft e.V. Germany in a time of six minutes 39 seconds. They blasted out and pushed away very early on, with the German crew's attempts to make up some ground falling flat.

The British team didn't sprint in, rating 34 at the finish and still ending with a comfortable margin of five lengths.

Speaking after the race, Angus Groom said: "We executed our race plan perfectly and I thought it was a really good step to the Lucerne World Championships next week. It was really good how we kept on going away. It was pretty difficult conditions because there was a bit of a head wind. It felt a bit tense off the start but I felt we dealt with that quite well and we got into a nice rhythm. We had a really solid race plan which we have been trying to affect for this season. We wanted to make a statement to the rest of the world. With all the coverage on the internet on the world stage were watching it. It was a really good opportunity to show what we could do."

11.58am: Amazing scenes at the finish line after Dutch students crew ASR Nereus beats Universite de Lyon, France in the Temple. Nereus led from the off but despite Lyon's best efforts the Dutch crew, who knocked out the favourites Oxford Brookes in an earlier round, finished with a massive margin for this level. Following the Dutch tradition, Nereus supporters have jumped into the water and swam out to the victorious boats carrying beers for the rowers. It's hard not to smile at the exuberant glee - with four and three quarter length verdict and a time of six minutes 25 second it's fair to say Nereus deserve it!

11.49am: A sense of deja vu for the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup, with the junior women's quad of Marlow Rowing Club taking on Gloucester Rowing Club for the second year running. Last year Gloucester won by four lengths, but this year an energetic Marlow team gave them much more of a run for their money, keeping close to them for the first part of the race and ending up just one and three quarter lengths behind them crossing the line.

Gloucester made it two years in a row though, finishing the race in seven minutes 35 seconds.

11.40am: Well finals day has started in style with a nail biting and exciting clash for the Visitors'. University of California, Berkeley, took on Sydney Rowing Club, Australia.

The two crews were pretty much neck and neck for the first half of the race, both rowing at a speedy pace. When they reached the Barrier, the slightly-faster Cal Berkeley crew were a second off the record, they equalled the record at the half way point, which was about the point where they pushed ahead.

Steering was an issue for both crews, with the umpire warning both sides to correct their courses as they moved together. Cal Berkeley finished first, with the bowman shouting out in joy as they crossed the line, but Sydney's stroke man Josh Hicks objected to the result, saying Cal Berkeley had veered into their station, meaning the Australian crew had to row in their opponents' puddles.

Umpire Richard Phelps listened to the objection but eventually raised his white flag in favour of Cal Berkeley, who finished in a time of six minutes and 40 seconds, one and three quarter lengths ahead of the Australians.

8.45am : Good morning and welcome to the Henley Standard's coverage of Henley Royal Regatta Finals Day 2015. After some exciting racing yesterday and a few upsets, we're set for a day of thrilling racing from some of the best rowers the world has to offer, although revellers heading to the banks to watch the action in person aren't going to be treated to the best weather. Today's high is forecast to be just 20 degrees and it's looking cloudy on the course this morning - of course the lack of high temperatures impacts crews' speeds which means we could see some course records tumbling as finals day progresses.

For local rowing fans there's lots of local crews to keep an eye out for during today's programme, including:

The Leander and Imperial composite crew set to take to the water in the final of the Remenham:



The Leander and Oxford Brookes composite crew fighting it out for the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup.



Joe Collins and Leander's Jonny Walton, who will be taking part in the Double Sculls.



Keep coming back to see up to the minute results from the races and remember to refresh your screen to get the latest reports. As ever the Henley Standard team will be on hand to ensure you have all the results, breaking news, interviews, photos and video you need to keep up with the action as soon as racing starts at 11.30am.

In the meantime:
* As many Leander Club crews prepare to take to the water for finals day, get an insight into what it takes to be an elite rower. Watch our video of Standard reporter Jamie Presland was put through his paces with the team at Leander, undertaking some of the training they do to prepare for this highlight of the rowing calendar.

* Get a look behind the scenes at one of Henley Royal Regatta's most iconic landmarks, Temple Island in our video. .

* Relive Saturday's semi finals day as it happened in our liveblog.

* Watch our video highlights and liveblog.

from Friday. * Watch our video highlights from Wednesday's racing or alternatively read our liveblog of all the action from Wednesday.

* View our results tables for every race in every competition.

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